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The Necessity to Imamah

According to Shia, there must be an Imam in every age which implies a kind of necessity to Imamah. What is the necessity to Imamah?
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The roots of Imamah in Tawhid

Shias believe that Imamah is necessary for the Ummah, if it is a necessity, so it must be one of Allah's attributes.It means the roots of Imamah is in Tawhid.How they approve it?
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In Shiism, what is the source of Imams' supreme knowledge?

Shiites believe that their Twelve Imams, the rightful successors of the prophet, have complete knowledge of every thing. The question is: what are the origins of their knowledge? In other words, ...
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What is the authenticity of this statement by Umar, “There is no Islam except with jama’ah”

I found the following saying of Umar RA , is this authentic and is it applicable even today? : “There is no Islam except with jama’ah, and no jama’ah except with imarah (leadership), and ...
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What's the point of having twelve Imams when one could be enough?

What's the reason behind having twelve Shia Imams when just one could be enough? Allah could have kept Ali (as) alive for as long as He wanted like He has Muhammad al-Mahdi (as) and had him serve ...
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What's main objective, duty and purpose of an Imam?

What's the main purposes, objectives and duties of a Shia Imam? Do those purposes, objectives and duties get over when he passes away? And is it possible that he not be able to complete all his ...
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What is the difference between “Caliphate” and” Imamate”?

As far as I know, Sunni believe in Caliphate, and Shia believe in Imamate. My question is that: What is the difference between Imamate and Caliphate?
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Sunni viewpoint about “vasi” or “hojjat” in each era?

According to Shiism, in every era there must be one person to guide people and to help them obtain spiritual growth and fulfill their responsibilities towards their society. This person is not a ...
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How can Shi'a Muslims know which Imam to follow?

All factions of Shi'a Muslims, despite their myriad differences, agree on the fundamental concept of Imamah: That the authority of leading the Islamic state is divinely-granted, and that not following ...
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Is “imaam” greater status than prophet?

As salaam aalaikum, Many Shias say that being an "imaam" is greater than being a prophet. They normally quote the following verse where Ibrahim(pbuh) prays to be an "imaam" after he became a prophet. ...
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Why do the Shi'as believe that their Imams can provide divine guidance?

We all know for sure that Prophet Muhammad Sallahu alayhi wassalam was the last Prophet and the seal of the Messengers and he received the final revelation or the "Divine Message". I and most sunnis ...